The exploits of the detectives of the Mid South Precinct, in a generic North American city not unlike New York (but a lot like Toronto), chronicled through the eyes of newspaper columnist ... See full summary »

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 Det. Kevin "O.B." O'Brien (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Tom J. Kirkwood / ... (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Det. Frank Giambone (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Lt. Jim Hogan (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Nicole 'Nickie' Rimbaud (95 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Det. Freddie Carson (95 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Det. Colby Burns (95 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Det. Christine Meadows (56 episodes, 1985-1989)
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The exploits of the detectives of the Mid South Precinct, in a generic North American city not unlike New York (but a lot like Toronto), chronicled through the eyes of newspaper columnist Tom Kirkwood and his "Night Heat" column. Written by Jason R. DeCesare <miles@quuxuum.org>

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31 January 1985 (USA)  »

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In der Hitze der Nacht  »

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One night shooting in a lane way off Younge Sreet the crew came back from lunch to find all the garbage Set Dressing had been picked up and taken away by a garbage truck! See more »

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Although set in the United States many scenes were shot on Yonge Street in Toronto and many landmarks such as Sam the Record Man store and newspaper boxes selling the Toronto Star can be seen. See more »

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Night Heat
Written by B.J. Cook & Domenic Troiano
Performed by Roy Kenner
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Before Law & Order, there was...
16 May 2006 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I Feel the Niiiiiight Heat! I feel your HEEAAAAAAAAAART-beat! Something ain't right!" Theme song written by B.J. Cook from Skylark- David Foster's old band and wife. She also wrote the memorable theme from CBC's "Airwaves." OH Night Heat! What a program! Well-written, well-acted and totally classic. Crime solvers and a good team and a dash of humour at the end. I'd like to think this is really what detectives do/did. Giambone was a real favourite! On a Canadian tip, I learned EVERY Canadian actor's name and style from guest spots done on Night Heat. Everyone passed through the Night Heat set and like Law & Order, it was story-driven so you could just watch and enjoy without a lot of character melodrama.


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